Paul M Guinn Paul M. Guinn

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Prior to joining Farris & Hutton, Paul Guinn spent five years practicing law in the energy sector as in-house counsel for Xcel Energy Inc., a Fortune 500 electric utility, and General Counsel for RB Products Inc., a manufacturer and distributor of petrochemical products. While at Xcel Energy, he prepared and prosecuted regulatory proceedings before the Public Utility Commission of Texas and the State Office of Administrative Hearings related to the adjustment of electric rates, approvals for construction of electric facilities, and compliance with energy efficiency mandates. During his time at RB Products, Paul handled general litigation, contract administration, and employment matters.

Paul's practice focuses on business litigation in state and federal courts throughout Texas, as well as the State Office of Administrative Hearings, with an emphasis in the areas of complex commercial litigation, administrative law, utility regulation, employment law, construction law, and personal injury.


Paul received his J.D. in 1999 from the Texas Tech School of Law. He also earned a Bachelor of Science degree from Texas A&M University in 1996.

Work History

General Counsel, RB Products Inc., 2012-2014
Senior Counsel, Xcel Energy Inc., 2009-2012
Assistant General Counsel, Texas Board of Veterinary Medical Examiners, 2008-2009
Associate, Hohmann, Taube & Summers, L.L.P., 2002-2007
Associate, Jones, Galligan, Key & Lozano, L.L.P., 1999-2002


U.S. District Court, Northern District of Texas
U.S. District Court, Western District of Texas

Memberships, Affiliations & Activities

State Bar of Texas
Travis County Bar Association
The General Counsel Forum
Board of Directors for the I.D.E.A. Academy Charter School, 1999-2002


Paul was born and raised in the Rio Grande Valley, where he also began his practice of law. He relocated to Austin in 2002. He and his wife, Micaela, have three sons. Paul spends his free time jogging around Lady Bird Lake, working in his vegetable garden, watching college football, and generally trying to keep up with his three boys.

1515 S Capital of Texas Hwy, Suite 204
Austin, Texas 78746
(512) 646-2631 / Email
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